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    10 Best Original Movies to Watch on Netflix

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    10 Best Original Movies to Watch on Netflix

    Updated on 2 November 2022

    Of the several streaming services around the world, Netflix is undoubtedly one of the frontrunners. Apart from exciting series, documentaries, standup shows and mini-series, Netflix is also home to entertaining original movies. Listed below are ten highly rated original movies that one can watch on Netflix.

    10 Best Original Movies to Watch on Netflix

    Here are ten highly-rated original movies that you can watch on Netflix:

    1. I Lost My Body (2019) (France)

    An animated movie of Persian origin, this Netflix movie has two storylines: one deals with a Moroccan immigrant who works as a pizza delivery man and the other revolves around his hand, which is somehow no longer part of his body. But, his hand is also going around Paris. Known for having some of the most beautiful animation work, I Lost My Body premiered at Cannes.

    2. My Happy Family (2017) (Georgia)

    My Happy Family is a tribute to loving middle-aged women all across the world. The story of the movie centres on a 52-year-old Georgian woman who takes a sudden, drastic decision to leave her family home and live alone. For anyone who grew up with a mother who sacrificed everything for the sake of the family, this one will hit very close to home.

    3. Whisper of the Heart (1995) (Japan)

    One of Studio Ghibli’s most overlooked animated classics is Yoshifumi Kondou’s Whisper of the Heart. It revolves around Shizuku, a young girl with aspirations of becoming a writer. After coming across a curious antique shop, she befriends a mysterious boy and his grandfather. They are just the push she needs for looking inward and discovering her own artistic capabilities.

    4. Honey Boy (2019) (USA)

    Supposedly based on actor Shia Labeouf's life, Honey Boy is about emotionally abusive parent-child relationships. Otis Lort is an alcoholic actor, who, after a violent fight while under the influence, is sent into rehabilitation. While in rehabilitation, Otis is forced to reconcile with his traumatic childhood and past.

    5. A Silent Voice (2016) (Japan)

    A Silent Voice is a wonderful anime capturing a high-school bully’s guilt as he tries to redeem himself from past wrongdoing. The main character, Shoya Ishida sets out to mend fences with Shouko Nishimiya, the deaf girl whom he bullied years ago in school. The story shows us that even cruel and evil people can change and eventually show remorse for their wrongdoings in the past.

    6. Klaus 2019 (Spanish-American)

    Klaus is one of the best movies on Netflix that revolves around the world's most beloved toymaker, Santa Klaus. Mailman Jesper is also one of the lead characters of this film, who gets transferred to an arctic town because of not being the best at his job. There, Jasper meets Klaus. This meeting changes everything about the way Christmas is celebrated. There are many famous voice-overs in this film, including J.K. Simmons, Jason Schwartzman, and Rashida Jones to name a few.

    7. Divines (2016) (French)

    Divines is a cult classic among cinephiles. This gripping tale tells the story of a Parisian teenage girl Dounia, and her best friend Maimouna. To earn money and live a happy and fulfilling life, they are ready to do anything, be it stealing or selling drugs. Originally screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Netflix later helped reach this movie reach a global audience by streaming it on their platform.

    8. On Body and Soul (2017) (Hungary)

    This drama film tells the story of a slaughterhouse's CFO and a meat quality inspector. They discover that they have the ability to communicate with each other through their dreams. Directed by Ildikó Enyedi, this film stars Géza Morcsányi and Alexandra Borbély in the lead roles.The riveting tale of Endre, the CFO, Maria, the meat quality inspector, and their shared dreams make for a fascinating story. This is one of the best movies on Netflix.

    9. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) (USA)

    From Aaron Sorkin comes this dramatization of a true American story from the 1960s. In 1968, different groups from all over the US travelled to Chicago to protest against the Vietnam War at the Democratic National Convention. These peaceful protestors were met by the Chicago police in full riot gear and purposely attacked. In accordance with the title, The Trial of the Chicago 7 depicts the trials that followed.

    10. The Lunchbox (2013) (India)

    The Lunchbox is one of the best works of Ritesh Batra, who wrote, directed, and edited the movie. This film revolves around the story of how a lunchbox made by Ila, ends up mistakenly reaching Saajan. The lunchbox was made by Ila for her husband in order to win his love back and add a splash of romance to their now dull marriage. Over the course of the film, the director beautifully captures the emotions of both the lead characters as slowly and steadily, through lunchboxes and notes, their friendship grows into love.


    In this blog, we have listed the best 10 original movies on Netflix that are fun to watch for all people of all ages whatever their choice of genre. Visit the Mylo store to read more such articles covering a wide range of topics like parenting, lifestyle, baby care, and entertainment.

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